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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at Chabad.org, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for Chabad.org since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimin Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
Here is our (somewhat arbitrary) list of underdogs who were pivotal in preserving Judaism, from ancient times to the present.
Renewed tourism boosts resurgence of Jewish life after devastating hurricanes
It’s been more than a year since hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through Puerto Rico, sowing destruction, desolation and death in their paths. Slowly but surely, the island’s residents have been piecing together their lives. While there is much to be done—...
Judah Maccabee was one of the leaders of the Jewish guerilla freedom fighters who drove the Seleucid Greek occupiers out of Judea in 139 BCE.
Culled from Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, and other sources, and translated into English, these pithy quotes have been grouped into categories for you to contemplate, internalize, and share.
In Pittsburgh, Chabad rabbis skip convention to be with their community
What began as a trickle last Sunday morning turned into a deluge by the week’s end as thousands of people packed into synagogues across the nation for Shabbat services on Friday night and Saturday morning in a show of Jewish pride and faith, as Jewish org...
Meet 10 Jewish leaders who were orphaned at a young age and went on to add richness and beauty to Jewish life until this very day.
The Psalms of Hallel are typically sung or chanted joyously, and the final verses are repeated twice.
“The victims will not be in shul … we will be there for them”
As news of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spread to Jewish communities around the nation, many responded in the way they know best: by heading into synagogues to pray. “That’s what Jews do when faced with tragedy; we come together in unity,” said Kim M...
Hebron is the only Holy City where Jewish people currently comprise but a small portion of the population, yet it holds a special place in the hearts of the Jewish people.
A well-known and appreciated scribe, mentor and prolific ritual circumciser
As the funeral procession wended its way through Milan from one Jewish institution to another, the crowd got bigger and bigger, swelling to 600 strong. It was a fitting send-off for Rabbi Levi Hezkia, 74, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi who had touched the lives...
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